About Us

The IME is a music competition that lasts for 5 days. The 2024 semi-finals are held March 10 through 13 at the Northern Lights Hall of Harpa, and the finals are held in the same venue on March 16. Participation is open to young people aged 13–25 by submitting an application on our website.

The IME semi-finals take 4–5 nights with about 40–50 musical events competing to get into the finals. Usually 10–12 bands make it to the finals.

Participating in the Music Experiments is a great experience that is invaluable for creative up-and-coming musicians.

In recent years, the National Broadcasting Service has broadcast the final night on the radio station Rás 2 and streamed the video through RÚV as well as preparing a TV show that is shown later.

Hitt Húsið is in charge of the Music Experiments production and makes sure everything is of the highest caliber, from the venues and staff to the technical execution.

The Music Experiments is a partner to the Stage Europe Network.

Want to know more about how to register or how many songs the bands need to play? You can read more about participation and get answers to common questions.